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Table 10 Multiple Gate Departures with Tarmac Time of 3 Hours or More March 2009

Table 10 Multiple Gate Departures with Tarmac Time of 3 Hours or More March 2009

Multiple Gate Departure: Flight left the gate, then returned and then left again to resume normal operation. Tarmac time is the time before the return to the gate.
Tarmac Time: The time away from the gate for flights that then returned to the gate before resuming normal operation
Ranked by longest single tarmac time

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Tarmac Time of 4 Hours or More

Airline Flight Date Longest Single Tarmac Time (in mins.) Total Tarmac Time (in mins.) Flight Number Origin Airport Origin City Destination Airport Destination City Day of Week Scheduled Departure Time First Gate Departure Time Second Gate Departure Time Departure Delay (in mins.) Cause of Delay (in mins.)
Air Carrier National Aviation System Security Weather
JetBlue 3/29 258 282 647 JFK New York, NY SFO San Francisco, CA 7 1800 1756 2249 289 209 61 0 0
US Airways 3/1 245 288 1883 ATL Atlanta, GA CLT Charlotte, NC 7 1355 1404 1923 328 0 70 0 319

Tarmac Time of 3 Hours or More

Airline Flight Date Longest Single Tarmac Time (in mins.) Total Tarmac Time (in mins.) Flight Number Origin Airport Origin City Destination Airport Destination City Day of Week Scheduled Departure Time First Gate Departure Time Second Gate Departure Time Departure Delay (in mins.) Cause of Delay (in mins.)
Air Carrier National Aviation System Security Weather
JetBlue 3/29 225 296 359 JFK New York, NY BUR Burbank, CA 7 1800 1804 2226 266 186 121 0 0
JetBlue 3/29 215 266 195 JFK New York, NY LAS Las Vegas, NV 7 1750 1748 2220 270 0 14 0 0
Delta 3/29 206 229 645 JFK New York, NY PHX Phoenix, AZ 7 1715 1828 2258 343 0 0 0 247
Delta 3/1 196 209 1080 ATL Atlanta, GA MCO Orlando, FL 7 1450 2109 127 637 0 0 0 616
ExpressJet 3/18 190 204 2506 BNA Nashville, TN IAH Houston, TX 3 705 701 1230 325 0 340 0 0
Delta 3/2 186 215 620 SFO San Francisco, CA JFK New York, NY 1 1310 1325 1808 298 278 0 0 0
ExpressJet 3/23 182 193 2530 GSO Greensboro/High Point, NC EWR Newark, NJ 1 1445 1443 1839 234 0 235 0 0

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Day of Week Code
1 Monday
2 Tuesday
3 Wednesday
4 Thursday
5 Friday
6 Saturday
7 Sunday